Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; among infants and children, ages 0-19, injuries and violence result in over 9 million emergency room visits a year. Worldwide, the toll of domestic violence and community violence continues from one generation to the next.

We work across international, national, state, and local boundaries to integrate evidence-based injury, suicide, and violence prevention into public health and health care systems. We gather and use data to inform policies, programs, and practices so that efforts are targeted to the populations and communities where needs are greatest and the greatest impact can be achieved.

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Experts

Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
EDC's Julie Goldstein Grumet staff portrait
Director of Prevention and Practice
EDC's Heidi Kar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
EDC's Kimberly O’Brien staff portrait
Research Scientist
EDC's Jerry Reed staff portrait
Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Portfolio Lead, Suicide, Violence, and Injury Prevention
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
EDC's Ellyson Stout staff photo
Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on injury, violence, and suicide prevention. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Reports

This report presents some of the accomplishments of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention during its first five years (2010–2015).

Reports

EDC’s Proyecto METAS conducted a survey in three at-risk urban communities in Honduras between March and May 2013.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains reports, analyses, surveys, and fact sheets developed as part of EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey from 2006 to 2014.

Toolkits

This online toolkit supports the implementation of the Zero Suicide Initiative in health and behavioral health care settings.

Resource libraries

This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.

Toolkits

This guide is designed to assist emergency department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care of patients at risk of suicide.

Websites

This resource is designed to help suicide prevention programs in state, tribal, campus, and community settings build and strengthen connections with their substance abuse prevention and treatment counterparts.

Reports

This report analyzes survey data from 200 participants in USAID-funded, EDC-implemented youth programs in North East Kenya and Honduras.

Toolkits

This toolkit provides ideas for integrating suicide prevention into the work of senior centers.

Reports

To promote optimal development, each Head Start program plans, implements, and evaluates actions that provide safe environments for children to be active and competent learners.